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Jul 18, 2014 2:03 AM by Richie Melby (rmelby@kvoa.com)

Nogales wins, Tanque Verde falls in West Regional openers

NOGALES - The Intermediate 50/70 Baseball West Regional got its start here Thursday with 11 teams from nine states participating on the diamonds. Southern Arizona is represented by two teams, the Nogales All-Stars and the Arizona All-Stars which is made up of the Tanque Verde Little League team.

Nogales picked up a 7-6 win over Nevada in their first game of pool play. It was the final game of the evening and pushes the host team to 1-0 in pool play.

Tanque Verde fell 12-2 against Nampa, Idaho in six innings. They are 0-1 in pool play.

The two teams are back at it Friday with Nogales facing Montana at 5pm. Tanque Verde meets Southern California at 2:30pm. The top four teams will advance from pool play to compete for the West Region title and a trip to the World Series in Livermore, California.

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